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Prisons

Volume 80: debated on Tuesday 11 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give details of the recreational facilities provided in each new prison opened since 1979 and the cost of such provision.

The cost of providing recreational activities such as television, reading and games within general house association areas cannot be separately identified. At Her Majesty's prison Frankland a sports hall of about 1,249 sq m and a sports field of about 46,000 sq m have been provided at a cost, at February 1981 prices, of about £0·86 million. Security perimeter and lighting to the sports field cost an additional £0·53 million. At Her Majesty's prison Wayland a sports hall of about 1,162 sq m and a sports field of about 58,200 sq m have been provided at a cost, at December 1984 prices, of about £0·69 million. Security perimeter and lighting to the sports field cost an additional £0·42 million.